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“Count Me A Jew” Declares Glenn Beck

July 21, 2011 9:25 am 37 comments

Glenn Beck delivered an impassioned address at the Christians United for Israel gathering. Photo: Maxine Dovere.

Glenn Beck is a Mormon.  He is a recently adopted Texan, an ardent supporter of Israel, and the Seven hundred thousand and first, member of CUFI, Christians United for Israel. On July 19, he came to Washington to present the closing address of the organization’s Sixth Washington Summit. Beck is a master of the spoken word. That skill, coupled with a striking level of emotion, made for a noteworthy discourse. His  words were emotional, involved, and promising.

“Fourteen days ago, I spent two days in Auschwitz. It profoundly changed me as a human being. Until you stand in the gas chambers, you don’t have any real idea of what this is about.”

On that note of emotional connection, Glenn Beck began his conversation. “We all know that it makes sense that we are all alike – by virtue of our humanity – our rights coupled with our responsibility. Jews and Gentiles have a basic right to live…to create something of value.”

He continued. “As I continued to walk towards Birkenau, my fear began to grow – a fear that should have been eradicated with the Nazi defeat, but still grew….fear caused by my understanding that the world is turning a blind eye to the same kind of evil.”

Beck asked “how do we protect one another?…The Jewish people, for thirteen centuries, were run out of their homeland. Then came the Crusades… The Jewish people need to know that Christians know their history, have seen it, understood it and are appalled by it,”

Acknowledging that the Jewish people have rightfully learned not to trust anyone and recognize that “no one can protect your rights better than you,” he asked that all remember that  “there is an enormous amount of room as long as you want to be part of the family of mankind.”

Questioning the vocabulary of world politics, he asked why Israel, historically the land of the Jews – is called “occupier?” With a bit of humor, Beck added “Only two countries are having this problem… the great Satan and the little Satan.” Turning more serious, he said “the good people of the world must remember there is a difference between good and evil, and we must choose.”

A shout rang out. So often at such events, an interruption signals a protestor or an angry heckler. Not on this night. “We love you Glenn Beck” echoed clearly across the expansive ballroom.

Continuing his identification of evil, Beck said “the mask is off. No amount of cloaking can hide evil from those who have the courage to open their eyes and stare the truth in the face.” Word by word, point by point, concept by concept, Beck established “so many reasons for us to link arms with one another…As Israel goes, so goes the western way of life.”  Turning scriptural he mused “the one God of Abraham knows that we will be judged as people and as nations on how we treat Israel….Christians must stand together because we, as people,  must remember the promise: we will never forget!.. not only if we will stand, but also why we will stand:  and that is because of love for our fellow man and that we have learned the lessons of four thousand years. We must love one another, and see Israelis as us.”

Beck recalled meeting one of the Righteous Among the Nations in Krakow, a woman who at 15 saved the lives of her Jewish neighbors. Held in the Ghetto and condemned to exist on 230 calories a day, she brought soup, first for one, then for four, then more. She and her family soon began hiding people in their own home, under the floor boards of their barn.

“How did you become righteous?” he had asked her. Her answer: “we just held the line. We just must remain human. Darkness can be defeated only by light; hatred only by love.”

“I have made my choice” said Beck. I am trying to teach my children courage to water the seed of righteousness within them, so the roots will be deep… My family will stand against anyone trying to erase or round up any group of people because of hate – just because of who they are – Jew, Gentile, or Muslim.”

His summary remarks were specifically focused. “If a despised regime has the right to kill Jews and frighten those who stand with them, I declare, count me a Jew and come for me first!  When we all stand together, when we all raise our hands, we change the world. They cannot kill all of us. Let us declare: I am a Jew.”  The audience came to its feet and as the room erupted with applause, Beck continued “Our Jewish friends must all know that those who wish them harm must be warmed.  This still is  America. We are not the Christians of the Crusades; we are the Christians United For Israel!  We mutually.

37 Comments

  • Joyce, how did you get to this point in your life.
    To believe a story like the Rapture, you also have to believe, man lived with dinosaurs and the earth is only 6,000 years old.
    What makes a person so anti-intellectual?

  • I can’t wait for his circumcision

  • No Rapture! Wait and see where are after it occurs.

  • There is no need for all this hatred between readers! This is exactly what is going on between Israel and the rest of their neighbors!
    I was taught that if you can’t say something nice, just don’t say anything. I’m sorry more people weren’t taught that!

  • sorry to see there are still so many jew haters left thank god for righteous man like glenn beck this note is from a auschwitz survivor 38526

    • Dear Auscwitz Survivor 38526,

      Hatred has but one root – Satan. Whoever carries hatred in his heart for any race, whether he/she be Muslim, Jew, American or Nazi, the source of his hatred is still Satan. The opposite of course is true for Love. God is love! This reminds me of a recent story.

      I met a man in Washington DC on Capitol Hill who worked for one of the committees. As a Jew, he thanked the Christians for saving the life of his grandmother during the holocaust. Christians hid her for 3 to 4 years from the Nazis. Wow! I am proud to be a Christian.

      I got his email address and wrote him a few days later. I told him that the world owes its existence to the Jews. They taught us how to love!

      May God continue to bless all Israel and you my dear friend and survivor of evil hatred.

      Count me a Jew!!!
      Fritz Brown

  • The biggest mistake we made was giving you israel in the first place

  • Beck, you love the Jews as long as they are not Reform Rabbis! Beck scares me and those who like what he says about Israel are deluding yourselves. We are known by the company we keep and Beck is a nutcse

    • Mark Goldberg

      Hersh,

      What specifically did Mr.Beck say that classifies him as a nutcase? What does Reform Rabbis have to do with the broad isues which should resonate with any clear thinking person? Please explain youself.

  • Nothing he said is relevant to the actual legal status of Israels Internationally recognized frontiers. Those of May 15th 1948. Confirmed by the Israeli Government on May 22nd 1948 as being “within frontiers approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its Resolution of November 29, 1947″ http://wp.me/pDB7k-KL

  • PissedOffAmerican

    Really, the whole thing is laughable. I know ONE person here in Southern California that thinks Beck is anything other than a wackjob. She’s a barmaid at a local golf-course bar, and I once heard her say that “Costa Rica was a province of Mexico”, “just like Venezuela and Peru”.

    BECK???? You gotta be kidding me. You might just as well offer up Bozo The Clown as an advocate for Israel. It would have about the same impact.

    • Have you read what you wrote Try it out loud
      Ummm how does it sound???
      I know like you are not to bright

      • PissedOffAmerican

        “Too” has two ohs, Princess Genius. And ya might just wanna discover what a period is for.

        • Love your fellow man. (not hate)

          Please tell me how you get along with other people? you must probably hate almost avery one and all you want is handouts and that everyone should pay your way through life.

          • PissedOffAmerican

            “you must probably hate almost avery one and all you want is handouts and that everyone should pay your way through life”

            WOW!!!! This jackass sure is able to peg a guy with very little to go on, isn’t he? Yep, you gotta marvel at his ability to figure out that “all I want is handouts” because I posted that I think Beck is a money grubbin’ asshole wackjob.

        • Ending a sentence with a preposition any better grammar?

          • PissedOffAmerican

            Hey, I’m not the one that started an argument about grammer. Take it up with that blitherin’ idiot “Judy”.

    • PO’ed American,

      Let’s face it, all the REAL
      wack jobs live in southern california.

    • MeganColorado

      Wow. I miss days of intellectual debate; this name calling, “wack-job” does nothing to support your argument regarding Beck’s position on anything. Debate the issues and leave the name calling out of it. It is distracting and sounds like “high school” all over again. My advice to you: Never make a statement regarding someone else’s credentials or beliefs unless you can argue the point without resorting to name calling. It only serves to weaken your position and ruins any credibility you have in the dabate. You are NOT helpful, and what you say is not meaningful.

  • Joe Kelsall

    So. He spent 2 days at Auschwitz! Well, I’ve spent a lot more than that in Hebron and can assure this cretin that Life in Warsaw was a lot less difficult.
    Living in a refugee camp immediately behind the Israeli Apartheid Wall is not much fun either, but at least you get a smile off the residents. Unlike the Grim faces of their jailers. Entry to Bethlehem is made very difficult if you are known. They can see you, they can shout undecipherable words to you, but the light still remains at red until they have had their amusement. Is Beck trying to take over the mantle of that fatuous fat fool and fraud Falwell? Well, I’ve got news for him. There is no such thing as ‘The Rapture’! And, the chance of Jews converting to Christianity at the last moment are , at best slim.

    • You hatred of Glenn Beck is obviously not based on anything he has said. He is not talking about Jews converting to Christianity as part of the end times prophecy. He is talking about the right of the Jewish people to defend themselves and the need for non-Jews to stand with them under the circumstances which include (among other things) Iran developing nuclear arms while simultaneously declaring their desire to destroy Israel, and the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Post-Mubarack Egpyt. The Muslim Brotherhood and many Egyptians have spoken about ending the Peace Treaty with Israel and making war on the Jewish State. That is what Glenn Beck is talking about. My personaly opinions follow: Israel is not an Aparthied state. Israeli citizens who are Arab and Muslim have the same rights as Jewish Israelis. (By the way I’m Catholic, not Jewish and I don’t accept the end times theology that many Evangelicals hold). I am soory about the plight of the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza. Nonetheless, the holdings of these lands and the security procedures are obviouly defensive measures and are the results of multiple acts of terror and multiple wars declared on Israel by hostile neighbors. If you can’t see that (my opininion, not Glenn Beck’s) you are not thinking clearly. You are most likely interpreting history from some ideological viewpoint. The Jews have never been safe in any part of the world since the diaspora. They now have a tiny homeland. The truth is there was no Palestian people as such until the U.N. partrition in the 1940’s. Polls have been taken which show that the majority of

    • slim is good odds in my Book.

  • @Aaron “count me a Jew and come for me first” Israel needs all the support it can get, hence the special relationship with the US. Rejecting the support of influential people is a poor strategy.

  • Michele Pfaff

    Anyone who thinks Glenn is doing this to promote himself is deranged. He is guided by God.

    Thank God for Glenn.

    Michele

    • Spend a few minutes and look at Beck’s history. If you do not see the opportunist in him you are seeing the world through Beck colored glasses. The man has flitted from one thing to another in an effort to find a base from which to financially benefit.
      BTW, are you sure Beck’s god is the same God as yours. He is not mine. Mine does not live on Kolob nor does my God ask to baptise the dead.

    • Thank God for level-headed folks like you and “Frank Talk” above, who can see clearly. Hope there are tons more like you!

  • Sir I am a Jew born in Eire I am 3rd generation born there & there are 3 more generations following me born I am a 72 yr. old male I have just watched your interview in Israel on Utube, I would also like to say thank-you, we as Jews when a none Jew stands up for us which is such a rare occasion we appreciate it so much we want to shout our gratitude to the world. As a people since the Romans threw us out of our home land ‘ISRAEL’ & renamed it Palistine every generation of Jew has suffered persecution. Thankyou Sir.

  • Aaron prelak

    Glenn, you want to be Jewish? Convert and learn the Torah.. Calling yourself a Jew is like me calling myself a college professor. Your full of rubbish and only promoting yourself for you gain.
    Get off the pulpit and find a real calling instead of trying to become something your not.

    Aaron Prelak
    Aprelak@gmail.com

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